|Type of Tour:||Essential|
|Guide Price:||From £387 to £868 per person|
|Number of Meals:||2 breakfasts + 1 lunch + 1 dinner (3 Days)|
2 breakfasts + 2 lunches + 1 dinner (4 Days)
|Number of Winery Visits:||3 Wineries (3 Days)|
5 Wineries + 1 Tasting Session (4 Days)
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 10 (3 Days)|
Approximately 20 (4 Days)
|Tour Transport:||Return transfer between Haro and the winery for the picnic lunch. The activities on the afternoon of day two are within walking distance of the hotel (3 Days)|
Return transfer between Haro and the winery for the picnic lunch. The activities on the afternoon of day two are within walking distance of the hotel. Full day transported tour on day three. (4 Days)
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year.|
Our three or four day Essential Haro breaks give you the great opportunity to learn all about the renowned wines of Rioja as well as discovering the region’s iconic gastronomy. Based in the picturesque city of Haro, the capital of Rioja wines, these packages offer the perfect base to explore the region’s world-famous bodegas and the colourful vineyards.
On the morning of day two you will be transferred to a local premium winery. Here, you will be taken on a guided tour of the estate’s facilities followed by tastings of the estate’s wines. At the end of the tour, enjoy a gourmet picnic with traditional dishes in the charming vineyards. You will then be taken back to Haro, to the world-famous López de Heredia, the oldest winery of the region, for a full tour of the estate and a tasting session of their sought-after wines. The remainder of the afternoon will be free for you to do as you please. You may wish to do a siesta or enjoy your lovely surroundings independently. In the evening, enjoy a delicious three course dinner with drinks at the hotel’s lovely restaurant.
For those opting to stay for a third night, you will be met at your hotel by an English-speaking specialist guide who will accompany you throughout the day on a private basis. Our Spanish Tour Manager was born and bred in the region and not only will she entertain you throughout the day with fascinating historical and cultural anecdotes, she will also share with you her extensive wine knowledge. You will be taken to two wineries for tours and tastings and a traditional lunch will be served at one of these estates. At the first estate, guests will marvel at the centuries-old cellars and enjoy a private wine tasting session, whereas the second winery is more modern, offering a complete contrast. After returning to the hotel to freshen up and have a siesta, you will be taken for a tasting session of three premium Rioja wines with platters of local tapas. You will then have time to participate in the traditional evening tapas run on the famous Calle Laurel in the town of Logroño.
On the morning of your last day you will visit the Bodegas Bilbainas. Here, you will see first-hand the wine-making process from vine to bottle, followed by three tastings of their wines.
Day Three (Optional)
(ii) The outline itinerary is indicative and is subject to minor changes depending on supplier availability. Availability cannot be guaranteed until we have received a confirmed booking, together with the deposit payment (or payment in full where the dates of travel are in less than 60 days). If the named accommodation / visits are not available, we will endeavour to find suitable alternatives of a similar grade; this may be subject to a supplement or a rebate depending on the price available.
The hotel was situated brilliantly. Right in the middle of Haro!
Sarah- Kent, UK
Bring friends and spend less! A discount of £60 per person applies to groups of four people or more who are travelling together on the three day break. This discount increases to £100 per person on the four day break
Please contact us to request further details and a full list of tour upgrades.
If you would like to make your Grape Escapes holiday even more special, there are a number of additional activities that we can arrange for you. To complement the experience, these could be arranged to fit in/around your current itinerary or we can arrange additional nights and room upgrades at your hotel, as well as your travel arrangements, a stop-over en route and even a visit to another part of Spain! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.
Given the wide range of travel options, the package prices do not include travel. Please see our travel page for detailed information about travelling to Rioja.
For more information on our Essential Breaks please see our Essential Breaks page.
To secure your booking, a deposit of £100 per person is required (or 20% if the price of your trip exceeds £500 per person). Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before you travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request a booking form.
The whole trip was well organised, well executed and great fun. Itziar, our tour guide, was absolutely superb with a fantastic knowledge of the wine and the Rioja region, and an obvious passion for the subject matter. On top of that, she was excellent company.
Matthew - London, UK